Mannequins to get fatter by government order

24th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 January 2007, MADRID — The government and fashion industry are to unite to find what size Spanish women really are in a bid to combat obsessive dieting by teenagers.

24 January 2007

MADRID — The government and fashion industry are to unite to find what size Spanish women really are in a bid to combat obsessive dieting by teenagers.

They are to measure 8,500 women between 12 and 70 years old throughout Spain over 12 months.

The results will be used to make clothes to fit real Spanish women and to end the confusion over clothes sizes.

Mannequins in shops will then be made to no less than a size 38 and the upper size 46 is not to be considered anything special. 

It is also intended to try to end the obsessive slimming by teenage and young women desperate to fit into dresses which are lower than size 38.

Because of a lack of any industry norm, a size 38 may be completely different from one shop to another.

It comes after Madrid fashion show led the way by banning 'too skinny' models last year, by insisting they had a body mass of 18 and were no less than the size 38.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

 

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